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amtrak

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Amtrak looks to boost its onboard Wi-Fi speeds

The train company is "exploring options" to boost its bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps, which would make it fast enough to stream videos and download big files.

By June 9, 2014

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Amtrak launches mobile eTicket program nationwide

Turning its back on traditional paper-and-punch tickets, Amtrak has launched a new program which turns tickets into mobile barcodes.

By July 31, 2012

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Amtrak to use Apple's iPhone as ticket scanner

In yet another example of the proliferation of iOS-based devices in our world, Amtrak has decided to issue its train conductors iPhones to be used as electronic ticket scanners.

By May 7, 2012

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Ask Maggie: On Amtrak Wi-Fi and Droid Bionic

This week's Ask Maggie explains why Wi-Fi on the go is so frustratingly slow, and delivers some good news about the launch for the Motorola Droid Bionic.

By July 29, 2011

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Amtrak putting free Wi-Fi on Northeast trains

If Amtrak seriously thinks that the inclusion of free Wi-Fi is enough to make people pay for an overpriced train ride that isn't really that much faster, then they're really in more trouble than we all know.

By January 14, 2010

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Amtrak launches onboard Wi-Fi service

ZDNet's Patrick Houston tests a new Wi-Fi service on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor rail line.

November 1, 2007

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Amtrak wants you to hop on board the party train

Passenger rail company offers $100 worth of free booze to passengers buying tickets for some of its luxury lines.

By August 2, 2007

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FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls

Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say.

By December 12, 2013

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Fugitive tweets 'catch me if you can'; caught

A woman flees to Mexico, perhaps in the belief that she won't be caught there. Her confidence reportedly spills over into a tweet. It is misplaced.

By July 9, 2013

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This little box turns your smartphone into a scanner

One product looking to make its mark in the mobile-scanning revolution could offer a nice middle ground for those still desiring the high-quality noiseless environment that a dedicated scanner provides.

By June 12, 2012